Trail shoes

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24/02/2013 at 22:33
I'm new to the running game so I'm wanting some advice on trail shoes. Ill be running in heavy mud and water so would like something that drys quick but also provides good ankle support. Don't really want to spend more than ??50. Would appreciated any info
24/02/2013 at 22:35
Sound like you're trying with the rough stuff. Why So?
24/02/2013 at 22:36
(autocorrect) Sounds like you're starting with the rough stuff. Why so? (is what I meant to say.)
24/02/2013 at 22:38
Never been a big fan of road running so signed up for pain barrier and tough mudder. Just can't wear the trusty asics in the mud
24/02/2013 at 22:43
Thought so. I'd forget ankle support. Adizero xt's grip great a they're cheap to buy.
cougie    pirate
24/02/2013 at 23:08
I'd look at adidas Kanadia too. Very cheap - good in mud and wash well. Also not too bad on most surfaces.
25/02/2013 at 18:49
Ok cheers!
PSC    pirate
25/02/2013 at 18:54

mizuno wave harrier... best I have ever run in off road (in particular in mud/water).  Forget ankle support - get off road and build up your own ankle support. 

25/02/2013 at 19:29

agree with the above, if you have a little more to spend, perhaps look at inov8 or salomon shoes, 

word of warning if you want kanadia's from adidas, try some on, i'm an 11 in most shoes, (11.5 running shoes) and most brands are within a half size, when i tried kanadias on i only JUST fit insode a 12.5 and with thicker socks they would have been uncomfortably small. they are notoriously small.

25/02/2013 at 20:27

+1 for Adizero's I use them off road and for races that are both off and road surface combined and they work great.

Got mine from pro direct sport

http://www.prodirectrunning.com/Products/adidas-Running-Shoes-adidas-adiZero-XT-Mens-Running-Trainers-University-RedMetallic-SilverBlack-20059.aspx

 

 

25/02/2013 at 20:41
And correctimundo on going a size up with the Adidas.

You know, they really nailed it with those shoes.
25/02/2013 at 20:58

I like my asics fujies.  Comfortable, responsive, grippy. Apart from the crazy red and orange colour scheme. 

26/02/2013 at 00:16

+1 on the Asics Fuji, plenty of grip and comfy to wear.

26/02/2013 at 07:24

I have a pair of Kanadias and a pair of More Mile Cheviots.

The Cheviots can be had for £25 and size up as normal. The Kanadias do size up a bit small.

The Cheviots feel heavier-duty than the Kanadias. But I haven't used either in anger yet so can't comment further.

26/02/2013 at 21:16
I've gone for the Kanadia tr5, only ??38. Hopefully arrive for the weekend. Ha I've tried everything for the chocolate ankle but after spending the last years trying to strengthen it I think I'll just strap it up!
26/02/2013 at 22:18
What happened to your ankle Martyn?
26/02/2013 at 22:30
Torn ligaments then been over on it about 3 times since, last time resulted in no exercise for 4 months and a black foot for 6 weeks.
27/02/2013 at 07:10
Ow. I'm guessing you've seen a physio and have exercises to strengthen it, but If you haven't, then I'd recommend it.
28/02/2013 at 06:24

If your looking for good ankle support in an off-road shoe Martynn you shouldn`t of bought those Kanadias, they sit high of the ground, have a high heel/toe differential and the soles are quite stiff so your ankles will be taking all the abuse if your ever running over rough/bumpy ground...

 

 

 

 

cougie    pirate
28/02/2013 at 08:15
Try a wobble board to help with the ankle. Mine was also rubbish but it's got better after using the board.
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